There were over thirty-three thousand Georgians living in roughly four hundred nursing homes and assisted living facilities in 2020. Far too many of those residents suffer needless injury and are subjected to sub-standard care and neglect. Bedsores, infections (MRSA especially) malnourishment, dehydration, UTIs, skin tears and cases of outright abuse are all too common. Many facilities are understaffed, underfunded, with untrained staff, and managed to maximize profits at the expense of residents. According to ProPublica, over the past three years, Georgia State inspections found over fifty nursing homes with serious deficiencies, over 200 with infection related deficiencies and nearly eight and a half million dollars in penalties had been assessed. See https://projects.propublica.org/nursing-homes/state/GA.
Mr. Saccoccia at Kunnatha Injury Lawyers has extensive experience litigating elder abuse cases over the past twenty-five years in and around the metro Atlanta region. Mr. Saccoccia tried a nursing home neglect case in Coweta County which resulted in the largest nursing home verdict in Georgia at the time.
If your loved one has suffered neglect, abuse or injuries at a nursing home or assisted living facility, please call our office to schedule a free consultation with a caring, compassionate and experienced attorney at Kunnatha Injury Lawyers.